The 40th AMA – Red Carpet Hits/Misses

Few were Hits but many were Misses last night on the red carpet at the 40th Anniversary of the American Music Awards. Frankly I don’t know what was worse the red carpet fashion or the lack of musical talent? Maybe I’m just getting old but am I the only one who remembers the days of, AMA musical heavy hitters? Well talent aside my eye kept going back to the bad drag. I only hope that this isn’t a precursor of fashion to come as we head, head-on into awards season? Thankfully there were a few who got it right amidst the mess. Here’s a look at my top ten Hits/Misses from the show.

Taylor Swift in Zuhair Murad
Taylor Swift in Zuhair Murad

Hit: Taylor Swift who either has a great stylist or a great sense of personal style, was a big hit last night in her lace long sleeved floral mini by Zuhair Murad with deep plunging back cleavage.

Kerry Washington in Stella McCartney
Kerry Washington in Stella McCartney

Hit: Kerry Washington star of one of my favorite new hit shows, “Scandal,” was stunning in a lemon zest long sleeved laced tea length dress by Stella McCartney, paired beautifully with a pair of nectarine closed-toe-pumps, both key colors trending big for Spring 2013.

Gwen Stefani in Balmain with No Doubt
Gwen Stefani in Balmain with No Doubt

Hit: Gwen Stefani flanked by her No Doubt band mates, all wearing black and white, selected an oversized beaded tuxedo jacket, with bra top, and skinny leggings by Balmain.

Heidi Klum in Alexandre Vauthier
Heidi Klum in Alexandre Vauthier

Hit: Heidi Klum was gorgeous selecting another Alexandre Vauthier dress, this one in gold lace with padded shoulders and capped sleeve detail, high side slit and gold accessories.

Jenny McCarthy in Dolce & Gabbana

Hit: Jenny McCarthy looked magnificent in a black ruched bustier and gold sequined skirt, accented with an oversized belt, by Dolce & Gabbana with an upswept pompadour hair and minimal accessories.

Christina Aguilera in Pamella Roland

Miss: Christina Aguilera in a purple ombré gown by Pamella Roland, with a shoulder length bob and bangs just didn’t work. As much as I wanted to like this salute to old Hollywood glam the look fell short and seemed dated.

Nicki Minaj in Monique Lhuillier

Miss: Nicki Minaj also selected a neon lemon zest strapless gown by Monique Lhuillier but sadly looked over dressed and found her voluminous hair fighting with her train.


Miss: Brandy who’s hair and makeup was beautiful, fell short in the dress department selecting a Grecian style gold and black lurex pleated wrap dress with matching ankle booties that was reminiscent of a toga gone wrong.

Kimberly Cole

Miss: Kimberly Cole was so close to being a hit, in her long sleeved beaded mini dress until somebody talked her into a modified “I Dream of Jennie,” ponytail. The key when wearing a sexy LBeadedD ladies, less is always more.

Miss: I get it but I just didn’t get this one. It just looked like a bad Klingon costume.

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